Good news from the SBA. They have announced the elimination of most of the restrictions to the SBA 504 refinance program, which made it virtually impossible for borrowers to qualify. This announcement was made on 10/19/2011. Borrowers that applied or considered applying for an SBA 504 refinance and were declined/or discouraged from applying, should seriously consider re applying. Virtually all of the restrictions have been removed, and the benefits are substantial.